Left Spine Down

Cyberpunk from Vancouver BC
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Left Spine Down

since circa 2003
Based in Vancouver, Canada, LEFT SPINE DOWN (also known by the acronym LSD) plays a brand of music called Cyberpunk that fuses the sounds of Industrial, Metal, Punk and Electronica.

The band features Jeremy Inkel of Industrial music legends FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY & NOISE UNIT and also Denyss McKnight the former bass player of Vancouver punk heavyweights THE BLACK HALOS. The band has no shortage of firepower both on stage and in the studio.

The band self released their first album entitled the SMARTBOMB EP in June 2007, and it was met with a frenzied reception from fans and critics worldwide. The EP was produced by FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY/NOISE UNIT/UNIT 187’s CHRIS PETERSON.

Their full length release FIGHTING FOR VOLTAGE saw the band combining efforts with mastering giant SHAUN THINGVOLD (SKINNY PUPPY/STRAPPING YOUNG LAD/LAMB OF GOD/K-OS) and again with CHRIS PETERSON. The album was released in Canada on April 22, 2008 by Canadian label SYNTHETIC SOUNDS, distributed across Canada by Indie Pool and is set for release on September 23rd 2008 in the USA by BIT RIOT RECORDS/WTII RECORDS.

This March the band releases VOLTAGE 2.3 REMIXED & REVISTED on label SYNTHETIC SOUNDS featuring one new original song plus covers of Nirvana’s “Territorial Pissing” and Joy Divisions “She’s Lost Control”. The album features remix’s from a literal who’s who of the Industrial music world today including Tim Skold, KMFDM, Revco, Combichrist, XP8, Download, 16 Volt, The Birthday Massacre, Angelspit, Led Manville and DJ? Accucrack.

The band has been very active in the Vancouver live music scene over the last few years sharing the stage with ohGr, The Birthday Massacre, Combichrist, DOA, Genitorturers, SNFU, 16Volt, Rabbit Junk and Chemlab to name a few. Recently they have expanded their audience with several Canadian tours which have taken them to Montreal and back. They were also asked to perform at the 2008 New Music West (NMW) festival in Vancouver and at the upcoming 2009 Canadian Music Week (CMW) in Toronto.

With a European Tour taking the boys over the Atlantic in the late June 2009 for 30 dates the boys continue to heat things up and the message will continue being spread to the masses.

Visit the band’s official site for Merch, Links and lots more >> www.leftspinedown.com
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Current Lineup

Vox/chaos theory/cassettes/megaphone
2003 - present
Matthew Girvan
2003 - present
Jeremy Inkel
Programming/Synthesis/Bass/Mind Alteration
2003 - present
Galen Waling
2010 - present

Past Members

Jared Slingerland
Guitars/Guns/Additional Programming
2004 - 2008
Denyss McKnight
Bass, Guitar, Falling down
2006 - 2009
Tim Hagberg
2006 - 2010

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